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Cameroon tamed Nigeria in the FIFA 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying group B reverse match – holding them to a 1-1 draw at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium Yaoundé.

In the first leg in Uyo over the weekend, the Super Eagles run riot thumping the reigning African Champions 4-0 but couldn’t replicate the form tonight.

Moses Simon fired home a loose ball in the box at the half hour mark to put the visitors in the lead after a balanced early exchange.

The coach Gernot Rohr’s side carried the slim lead into the breather as the Indomitable Lions starred at a possibility of back to back defeats.

Nigeria pushed harder in the second interval to wrap up the game but Victor Moses watched as his effort marginally missed the target.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, the Nigeria goalkeeper, brought down Benjamin Moukandjo in the box with the referee Papa Gassama pointing to the spot.

Vincent Aboubakar stepped on the pedal to send the keeper the wrong way for leveler.

The draw takes Nigeria six points clear at the top of the group on 10 points.

In the other match of the group Tuesday, Algeria will take on second placed Zambia with a win for the Chipolopolo reviving their slim chances.

 

soka25east.com

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